Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

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After making macarons with brown butter, I wanted to make cookies with that flavor. These Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are made with Brown Butter and taste absolutely delicious. If you are looking for perfect fall flavor then you have to try these cookies. They are soft, tender, and perfect for holidays.

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies on the wire rack.

Ingredients note

  • Brown Butter. See below how to make brown butter.
  • Sugar. Granulated white sugar was used in this recipe.
  • Eggs. large eggs at room temperature
  • Flour. All-purpose flour was used in this recipe.
  • Baking soda. Baking soda helps the cookies rise.
  • Salt. Salt adds flavor.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste could be used to make this cookie.
cookies on the wire rack.

How to make this recipe

If you never made brown butter, you will be surprised how easy it to make. In the saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir the butter occasionally. After the butter has melted it will start to get foamy, this is normal. You can even hear some cranky noises that butter makes. It will also change the color to dark orange. You will start to see little brown speckles to form at the bottom of the saucepan. This is all normal. Let the butter continue to brown for a few minutes. After that remove butter from the heat and transfer into a glass bowl or container. Allow the brown butter to cool and place in the fridge until use.

Preheat the oven to 350oF. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat. I used a Silikomart Air mat. In the mixing bowl sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another mixing bowl add brown butter and granulated sugar. Using pedal attachment, beat for 10-15 seconds or until all is incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat again for 15-20 seconds. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. The dough should be soft and not sticky. Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, make dough ball with all the dough. Roll balls in granulated sugar (optional). Place balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until golden on the edges. After that allow cookies to cool on the wire rack.

Tip from Marina: use the bottom of a cup or glass to press to dough balls into flat disks.

cookie dough o the baking mat.

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Recipe FAQs

How to store cookies?

Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Can I freeze cookies?

You can freeze these cookies for a few months. Cookies are great to make ahead for holiday baking.

round cookies on the table.

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Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Marina
Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are made with Brown Butter and taste delicious. They are soft, tender, and perfect for holidays.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 153 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 baking sheet pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

How to make Brown Butter

  • In the small sauce pan place the butter over medium heat. Stir the butter occasionally.
  • After the butter has melted it will start to get foamy, this is normal. You can even hear some crackly noises that butter makes.
  • Butter will change color to darker orange. You will see little brown speckles form at the bottom of the pan.
  • Let the butter continue to brown for a few minutes. The whole process took me about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove brown butter from the heat and transfer into the bowl. Allow to cool and place in the fridge until use.

How to make Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350oF. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • In the mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the mixing bowl add brown butter and granulated white sugar. Using pedal attachment, beat for 10-15 seconds or until all is incorporated.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat again for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • Using a ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, make dough ball with all the dough.
  • Roll balls in granulated sugar (optional).
  • Place balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until golden on the edges.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the wire rack.

Notes

Get all ingredients and tools ready before baking. 
Do not overbake cookies. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 256IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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